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a smarter government, not a smaller government. it was the economy that dominated the speech including a call to elevate the middle class. >> it is our generation's task to reignite the true engine of america's economic growth. a rising, thriving middle class and that's why we need to build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class for all those willing to climb them. a growing economy that greats middle class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. [ applause ] >> the president called on congress to raise the minimum wage and put a billion dollars into manufacturing institutes. he's announced he's creating a bipartisan commission to look into voting problems. and he will bring 34,000 troops in afghanistan home as well as press for universal preschool. he did not mention gun control until the very emotional end when he demanded a vote on gun control. >> gabrielle giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped
thought? >> well, you know, certainly some of the things the federal government has done over the years haven't been all that successful. and the white house and many democrats in congress are trying to bring about a new approach. and part of what the president talked about in the state of the union is anew approach. but there are some things the federal government is better off doing than others. one of the things, frankly, i think would be a great role for the federal government in education is to help provide some of the resources for infrastructure, for building new schools. it doesn't get the federal government involved in curriculum, but rather in helping with deferred maintenance and helping to build these facilities. that doesn't interfere with that state federal role. but there is an important obligation here to try to help, particularly in those states that are really struggling. i think my colleague ms. blackburn would like to see the federal government out of everything. and a much diminished federal government and we see that reflected in the gop budget, which would cut foo
and poor folks have to rely on the government of venezuela to provide home heating aassistance because the cuts to home heating have been so devastating, cuts to education, health care. you have states begin beginning to rally right now. the economy is picking up in california. things are getting better. now moving forward irresponsibly like this to march is going to set states back. so when they talk about being realistic, i don't know what they are referring to. democrats have put up with nothing but cuts for the last two years. >> congresswoman karen bass, always good to have you on the program. thank you. >> thank you. thank for having are me on. >> i think it's going to be tough, chris. i think what you're seeing right now between the house and the republicans is a political game of chicken. they are both coming down the road at 65 miles an hour. if the other guy could swerve a little bit, we would avoid this cliff. we're at that same place again. i think that these sequester cuts go into effect. i was talking to a moderate senate democratic senator the other day who said, you kno
to get back to work, but not more borrowing from china and spending. the government doesn't do a very good job of doing that effectively or efficiently. we need people back to work in this country and the president continues to take his eye off that ball and focusing on just about everything than jobs and the commit. >> the senate has a number of jobs, one of which is to vote on the president's candidates. lindsey graham has just said he will lock the nomination. >> i plan to vote against chuck hagel. anyone who has watched his testimony saw testimony that was weak and wobbly and can't feel great confidence in chuck hagel in the role as secretary of defense. when you look at his long history and statements he continueses to crack dict himself. >> do you believe he'll be conformed? >> we are looking for more information. we have suggested that a number of additional speech that is we want to read that he's given, sources of income we want to delve into, and we're still looking for that information. >> do you agree with critics who say it is unprecedented the kind of information you hav
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